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ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

The fifth race in the World Triathlon Series kicks off on Saturday May 16 in Yokohama, Japan. Canadians Sarah-Anne Brault and Paula Findlay will line up against Gwen Jorgensen, Andrea Hewitt and Non Stanford among the many talented women racing.

In the pro press conference, Jorgensen, who is going for the win in her unbeaten streak said, “This is my fourth year here, I always look forward to what is one of my favourite spots on the WTS, I sat out the last race in Cape Town so I am excited to be here and look forward to some fast racing.”

The women are set to race at 10 am local time.

On the men’s side, Canadians Andrew Yorke and Tyler Mislawchuk will also race the top-ranked athletes including Javier Gomez and Alistair Brownlee. The men’s race gets underway at 1:00 local time. In the press conference Brownlee said, “I love coming here because it is very different to everywhere else I go. The course is very flat, fast with some corners but definitely not too technical. It will make it more interesting on Saturday if it rains as people will have to take more care on the cornering.”

For his part Gomez is also excited to be in Japan as he explained, “It is great to be back in Japan for my 4th or 5th time here. It is always a fast race on a fast course, it is a technical bike, lots of corners, expecting rain it might be interesting and tough, I am happy to be back. I t is always a good race and I am looking forward to having a good day on Saturday.”

Catch the action live at triathlonlive.tv